Country singer Willie Nelson, who portrays himself, becomes the prime suspect when his manager is murdered, but the only witness is a blind woman who claims to have overheard a scuffle and can identify Willie as the murderer by his voice. At first Stottlemeyer (who is on the case despite a broken arm) is reluctant to arrest the famous singer on such shaky evidence, but a video tape convinces him that Willie must indeed be guilty. But for Monk, the fact that a note used to lure the victim to his death refers to him as "J. Cross" while Willie refers to him as "Sonny" casts doubt on the blind woman's story. Determined for the sake of his dead wife, Trudy, a devoted fan, to prove the singer innocent, Monk interviews the blind woman and investigates the manager's less than reputable background, searching for the clue he needs to clear the singer's name. Written by
Did You Know?
"Terry T" is named after WFMU DJ Terrie T. Terrie T is also writer Tom Scharpling
's wife. "Kenny Freedman" is named after WFMU Station Manager Ken Freedman, who co-hosts Seven Second Delay with Andy Breckman
(the creator of Monk
(2002)) on WFMU. See more
In the first scene that Monk is playing the clarinet, there is a moment where the clarinet is still playing but he doesn't have it near his lips. See more
[Randy takes Mrs. Mass's statement
Lt. Randall Disher
Now, Mrs. Mass, you said you were taking the bus.
That's right, I was visiting a friend, and-and I missed my stop. I never like to admit it, but it happens. So I got off, and I started to walk. Then I turned down that alley, thinking that I could cut through to 4th Avenue, but it was blocked off.
[Monk starts to obsess over the unevenly sharpened pencils
Lt. Randall Disher
Well, the alley was a dead...
Oh, yeah. There was construction. Uh-huh. It's a dead-end.
Dead end. Exactly....
On The Road Again
Written and performed by Willie Nelson See more